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Each week, we issue a writing prompt to our own staff, guest contributors, and readers like you. We welcome guest submissions, so if you’re interested in being featured or regularly contributing to the site, email your responses to kelaine.conochan [at]

You were reading this post and considering submitting something. I was editing new submissions and felt you enter the room before I heard or saw you. Wow. What presence. I was hoping you’d say something to break the ice. Something like, “Dear Editor,” or a soft pitch of a headline.

If you’re out there, please do write. I’ve been checking my inbox obsessively, waiting for your draft to come in.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MISSED CONNECTION

Looking for something to write about? This week, we’re looking for new posts (and new writers) using the prompt of MISSED CONNECTION.

If you’ve got an inspired ideas about how to respond to this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of MISSED CONNECTION. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Just make it worth our while and we’ll publish it, include it in our newsletter, and give you the chance to join the creative, talented staff writers here at The Prompt.

Email your responses to by Sunday, January 26th at midnight EST.

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